The miniDSP UMIK-1 is the perfect companion to audio analysis programs running on your tablet or even your smartphone. In this application note we will show you how to set up your UMIK-1 for use with the Smaart® Tools from StudioSix Digital, running on an Apple iPad.

Please note: miniDSP cannot provide support for third-party applications or hardware. This app note shows you how to set up the miniDSP UMIK-1 to use with the AudioTools Smaart® plugin but other functions of the Apple iPad hardware or the AudioTools app are beyond the scope of miniDSP support.

1. Get your calibration file [Top]

Go to the UMIK-1 page and enter your microphone's serial number. It is in the form xxx-yyyy and labeled on the microphone. Use "Save As" in your browser to save the numbers as a file e.g. UMIK-7001870.txt.

The calibration file ensures that your microphone is as accurate as possible. Each microphone has a unique calibration file, which is why the serial number must be entered.

"Sens Factor =-7.062dB, SERNO: 7001870"	
10.054	-6.5726 
10.179	-6.3949 
10.306	-6.2205

2. Get connected [Top]

Mount the UMIK-1 into the small stand supplied with it, or if you like, you can use any other microphone stand. To connect the UMIK-1 to your Apple iPad, you will need either the Lightning to USB adapter (for newer iPads with an 8-pin Lightning connector) or the Camera Connection Kit (for older iPads with a 30-pin connector). This photo shows an iPad mini connected to the UMIK-1 via the Lightning adapter:

UMIK-1 with iPad running AudioTools

3. Calibrate and set up[Top]

Calibration is the same as described in the app note Using the UMIK-101 with AudioTools on the Apple iPad.

If you haven't already, you will need to purchase the Smaart® plugin from within AudioTools. From the home screen, simply tap on Acoustics then on Smaart® Tools I. You will be asked for your App Store credentials so you can make the purchase.

4. Measure! [Top]

Tap on Acoustics, then on Smaart® Tools I. Click on the spanner/wrench icon near the bottom of the screen to set the parameters. Here is a typical example set of settings:

AudioTools Smaart module settings

Below is an example screen showing the Smaart® module in action. Here, we have enabled the dual display mode, and are displaying an RTA, spectrum, and a spectrogram while monitoring music playback:

AudioTools Smaart module dual mode with data from miniDSP UMIK-1


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